Chris AndersonFounder & President
Chris has two decades of experience in public opinion research and strategy. He provides polling and focus group research to ballot campaigns, political candidates, nonprofits and corporations. Chris has been the Democratic partner conducting the Fox News Poll since 2008 —a highly scrutinized poll which has earned a national reputation for accuracy. He also serves on the Fox News election night decision team. In Massachusetts, Chris’ clients include preeminent leaders across sectors, including Attorney General Maura Healey, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and the ACLU of MA.
Chris was the general consultant and lead researcher on the successful ballot campaign to legalize marijuana in 2016. Chris founded Beacon Research’s predecessor firm, Anderson Robbins Research, in 2010. He learned the trade from two pioneers and legends of Democratic political polling —John Gorman at Opinion Dynamics and Tom Kiley at Kiley & Company. Chris graduated from Colby College with a B.A. in English and earned an M.A. from Columbia University in Statistical Analysis, Public Opinion and Political Science.